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CBS
Aug 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." word from president obama he is canceling his meeting with president putin over russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. plus, a new suspected american drone strike on al qaeda. >>> the surprising heart procedure for former president george w. bush. >>> the chef leading michelle obama's fight against childhood obesity. finally good news. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> president obama warns the nation of a global terror threat. >> another possible drone strike in yemen overnight. >> strikes are an effort to disrupt an al qaeda terror plot. >> the g-20 summit is in st. petersburg. >> i will be going there. >> however, president obama canceling a meeting with vladimir putin. >> saying he was disappointed russia granted asylum to the nsa leaker. >> former president bush home from the hospital after a heart procedure. doctors inserted a stent to clear a blockage. >> senators
CBS
Aug 8, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> president obama canceled his meeting with russian president putin next month in moscow. >> he didn't like putin's demands the summit be held shirtless. >> three power ball tickets match in last night's drawing. >> china, throwing passengers from their seats. 23 were injured. >> hugging christian renaldo. >> uh-oh, he's feeling it. the big finish. >> and all that matters. >> caretakers implementing an innovative way to keep vegetation under control. they're bringing on the goats. >> on "cbs this morning." >> if the president wanted to hurt putin, he would have said he was coming and stood him up. trust me, that hurts the most. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on asignment so anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west a wildfire is racing across southern california threatening about half a dozen communities. 1,500 people have been evacuated. several homes burned. >> so far, three people are hurt. the silver fire broke out about 80 miles east of los angeles. ben tracy is at the scene in cabazon. >> reporter: anthony and norah, good morn
NBC
Aug 31, 2013 5:30am PDT
for is the order interest president obama. five guided missile destroyers in the eastern med loaded with as many as 50 tomb map hawk missiles each. we're told all the potential targets have been downloaded into those missile warheads. those targets would include the command and control center for syria's chemical weapons sites and the delivery systems is like artillery, rockets and other devices, airplanes, air strips, but president obama has made it clear that this is not an attack intended to overturn the regime, regime is not is the target. it's limited and tailored, according to the president himself, lester. >> limited and tailored, you might even call it a hit and run attack. how effective in the past have those kind of attacks been? >> reporter: history shows, lester, they're not very effective, particularly when you're up against a strong military power in the region like syria. the most famous of those ineffective attacks i guess you could say happened in 1998 when president bill clinton launched a series of cruise missiles at slaum in afghanistan only to find that three years later, on
CBS
Aug 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: president obama who arrived home sunday from camp david received regular briefings all weekend from his security team. u.s. embassies and consulates were shut down sunday primarily in muslim countries from africa to south asia. officials are fully aware it was 15 years ago this week al qaeda bombed two u.s. embassies in east africa. and just last september islamic extremists killed four americans in attacks on two u.s. facilities in benghazi. now, in addition to the chatter, there are other factors also suggesting an attack could be coming. a u.s. drone strike recently killed a deputy commander of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the group openly vowed revenge. just in the past week, the leader of al qaeda publicly called for new attacks on american. charlie, norah. >> bob thanks. national security analyst juan zarate is with us. he served for president george bush. good morning. we know it's both specific and vague. we know it sounds like the chatter before 9/11. what is the president getting? what kind of information and what kind of options does he h
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
. this is where dr. king said those iconic words back in 1963 where president obama will deliver a speech of his own in a few hours and take a look at that very spot 50 years ago today where martin luther king had that poignant statement that's been a call to action so many generations afterwards. >> when you read about the history of this and think of the preparation, a quarter of a million people gathered on that day 50 years ago in a violence-free protest against a lack of civil rights and jobs. >> a moment that means so much to so many. al is there. he's in washington. he'll speak with the son of martin luther king jr. in a moment. we will begin with some breaking news. the crisis in syria. >> even as the u.s. military prepares to launch missiles at syria, a group of renegade computer hackers with close ties to the syrian military rallied to the defense of syrian president bashir al assad by attacking, of all things, "the new york times" and twitter. for the second time in two weeks, "the new york times" website crashed on tuesday. a group of computer hackers called the syrian electronic arm
CBS
Aug 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
for president obama who is back at the white house this morning. defense secretary chuck hagel meets with reporters this hour. he could face questions about cutting military aid to egypt. lawmakers are divided on that. >> when we threaten something, as we did that we could cut off aid, the administration did, and then not do it then you lose your credibility and you influence. >> i don't think you throw the baby out with the bath water. egypt's an important country. i think we have to be very, very careful before we willy-nilly just cut off aid. >> bill plante is at the white house. >> reporter: president obama would prefer to focus on the economy today. he's got a meeting with financial regulators leaders this morning western time. but he can't avoid the problems in egypt. the state department has now begun taking steps to withhold economic aid. that's only about 200 million of the 1.5 billion that egypt gets annually from the u.s. the rest of course is for the military. and that comes as congressional criticism of the response continues to grow. lawmakers have
NBC
Aug 12, 2013 7:00am PDT
bit later. >>> and there is a controversy at the state fair pap rodeo clown donned a president obama mask and then announcers openly mocked. well, residents and policies on both sides of the aisle are not happy. details on that. >>> breaking news near orlando this morning. a sinkhole causing a resort to partially collapse. our nbc affiliate is in orlando this morning. marina, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. quite the scare for guests here. this resort is about 6 miles out from walt disneyworld. many of the guests coming back from the night after spending all day at the parks and once they got into their room they reported hearing popping noises, window shattering. emergency crews here in minutes and evacuating all 36 guest from two buildings affected by this sinkhole, and all of them accounted for and thankfully no injuries reported. the elevator was the first part to go once the ground gave way and about 3:00 this morning the west wing of one of the buildings also tearing away from the rest of the structure. >> what are you hearing from officials about
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
more retile, but out of jail. >> richard edged in cairo, thank you. 6 >>> the obama administration is releasing acknowledging that the nsa was ordered by a federal judge in 2011 to stop scooping up thousands of communication from americans with no connection to terrorism. the court ruled the nsa's actions were unconstitutional and ordered the agency to fix the problem. >>> embattled san diego mayor bob filner has reached a tentative deal involving a sexual harassment lawsuit. the 70-year-old mayor is facing allegations from at least 17 women. this is amateur video of filner leaving city hall on wednesday night. san diego city attorney says a proposed resolution has been reached, and will be presented to city council on friday. >>> fire fighting resources are being stretched to the limits, as crews continue to battle 50 fires, and out-of-control fire is threatening about 2500 structures near yosemite in california. and in idaho, the beaver creek has now burned more than 100,000 acres. nbc's miguel almaguer was given rare access, with the bird's-eye view with a veteran helicopter. >>
NBC
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
family is larger this morning. the obamas are welcoming their second dog, named sunny. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the grass doesn't get greener than moving in here in the white house. a sweet pad sitting on 18 acres right in the heart of the nation's capitol and from the look of things, sunny obama is fitting right in. ♪ move over bo, there's a new dog in town and for our inaugural play date, the white house released its own music video. ♪ a pair of presidential pets frolicking on the south lawn. that will get tails wagging. the first lady tweeted "so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family, our puppy sunny." just 14 months old, sunny is a michigan native named for her cheerful personality, the family says. a portuguese water dog just like bo because malia has allergies. >> he doesn't know how to swim. >> president obama fulfilled his campaign promise to his daughters. >> you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the white house. >> reporter: sasha or malia must have sw
NBC
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
morning. ready to strike. decision time at the white house. president obama weighing u.s. military options in syria. could airstrikes come within days? nbc's ann curry and richard engel are in the region with live reports. >>> developing story. that raging wild fire near yosemite now posing a new threaten dang gerg san francisco's water and power supplies. >>> and state of emergency. that's what hollywood is under according to the mayor of los angeles as more movie and television shows abandon california. what he wants to do to end that trend today, tuesday, august 27th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" at 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer and this is al roker and tamron hall. something like 90,000 jobs could be lost. billions of dollars. >> it's a huge deal because for some it is the price of doing business in hollywood has become expensive. we'll have more on that story in a few moments. we'll have more to get to, includin
NBC
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
and the arab world. a big test for president obama. >> it's the credibility of the united states. if we're not willing to punish regimes that violate international law. if we're not willing to act on our own red lines then no other country, friend or foe, will take us seriously. >> the pentagon has it's target list ready for limited air strikes. nothing is imminent but this is moving very, very quickly. back to you, savannah. >>> andrea mitchell, thank you very much. republican senator bob corker of tennessee is the ranking member on the foreign relations committee. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah, good to be with you. >> good to be with you as well. my first question is is u.s. credibility really on the line here? if your mind, is military action now required, no longer an option? >> well, savannah, i do think that the administration feels like that there's no question chemicals were used. i think they're rallying support around our nato allies. hopefully they'll come to congress with an authorization as soon as we get back. i think action is going to occur. i think we r
NBC
Aug 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
of headlines. how did president obama spend part of the night osama bin laden was killed? the surprising admission coming from a former aide. >>> and we've got a special thursday morning concert from jimmy buffet out on the plaza. yes, there are some parrot heads out there. i said it before. when i grow up, i want to live the life of jimmy buffet. >> i know. >> this guy's got it figured out. it just spells fun. >> take us to margaritaville. >> we'll have that concert in our 8:30 half hour and more ahead but first we'll take a look at your local news and weather. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] breathe easy in your home, get a two pack of filtrete micro allergen air filters for only 18 dollars at lowe's. to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly any airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you guys! and with double miles you can actually use, you never miss the fun. beard growing contest and go! ♪ i win! what's in your wallet? sthat is why
NBC
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> the question now, will president obama still meet president putin at a summit here in moscow scheduled for early september and just before the g-20 in st. petersburg. that meeting is now looking a lot less likely. >> thank you. we want to get the white house reaction. let's go to peter alexander on duty there. good morning. what is the fallout there? >> savannah, good morning to you. this is going to strain already tense relationships between the two countries. no immediate reaction to the officials in the white house. they're still crafting the exact language, u.s. officials are in this case. be very clear. this is not the result the obama administration wanted in this case. for the last several months, they have been pressing, they have been pressuring the kremlin to expel edward snowden from that country because there's no extradition treaty between the u.s. and russia. in many way, their hands are tied. the president said i'm not going to scramble jets for a 29-year-old hacker. you heard from jim maceda saying just last week attorney general eric holder sent a letter to his counter
NBC
Aug 8, 2013 7:00am PDT
to stand down, katy. thank you very much. >>> now from power ball to politics. president obama is receiving support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his decision to cancel an upcoming summit with russian president vladimir putin. andrea mitchell has the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama's relationship with vladimir putin was always frosty before edward snowden. now that snowden has been given asylum in russia, though, it's more like a deep freeze. this is not a match made in heaven. seen in what could charitably be called happier times, the obama/putin marriage could be headed for divorce or at least some serious counseling. >> there have been times where they flip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. >> already divided over syria, putin asigh limb lum -- asylum for edward snowden was one insult too many. >> president obama could not be seen as going there hat in hand saying, after being rebuffed and having snowden refused to be turned over. >> getting tough with the american president plays well at home. appar
NBC
Aug 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
't rule one out either. president obama gathered his national security team. congressional leaders given classified briefings. >> there's been a lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. >> this specific threat that we have been briefed on over and over again has reached a new level. >> reporter: senior intelligence officials say the plot originates with yemen with al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, the same group that mailed explosives in a printer to chicago. the group has a uniquely skilled bombmaker and is seeking revenge after its commander was killed last month in a drone strike. the group's leader was once bin laden's secretary and is well connected to al qaeda's top leadership. >> in many ways it's more dangerous. now we have 2.0 or 3.0 which is widely dispersed a younger generation coming up with new ideas. not necessarily repeating what they did in the past. >> reporter: among those new ideas and new tactics, savannah, we are told that al qaeda militants in yemen have been
NBC
Aug 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
the president will instead travel to sweden, and last night president obama said terrorists depend on us being terrorized, but we are going to live our lives. president obama made his first comments about the threat. >> it's significant enough that we are taking every precaution, and it's a reminder, that in all the significant steps we have made that this radical violent extremism is still out there, and we have to stay on top of it. >> we would not say whether the nsa surveillance programs tipped the u.s. off on it. >> i think the general rule is to snow common sense and use caution. >> what i say to them and what i say to president putin, is that's the past, you know, and we have got to think about the future. >> the president insisted he will attend the g-20 summit next month. >> if russia wants to uphold the olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or on the balance beam, and people's sexual orientation should have nothing to do with it. >> about hillary clinton. >> she had the post election glow, and two weeks later after leaving the white h
NBC
Aug 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
to govern the country for long. the obama administration is weighing it's response. the state department putting a hold on economic aid to the government. but no change yet to critical military aid, though that could come. >> there's other strategic issues here including the safety and stability of israel. >> the u.s. faces a tough choice. stick with its long-time ali, which claims it needs support now more than ever to fight terrorism, or back away. while washington appears to be wavering, saudi arabia, kuwait, the ua and jordon have all come out strongly in support of egypt's military. >>> richard engle, thanks so much. a team from the united nations is in syria's capitol this morning to investigate the use of chemical weapons. they accused each other of using chemical weapons while denying it themselves. the u.n. team is expected to be there for about two weeks. >>> the first family is back in washington this morning after a nine-day vacation on martha's vineyard. they arrived back at the white house late last night. the president spent most of his vacation out of private view. today
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
could lead to war with syria? president obama addressed that issue in an interview earlier this morning. >> that starts getting to core national interests that the united states has. both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region. this is something that is going to require america's attention and hopefully the entire international community's attention. >> for the latest on the information in syria let's go to nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, in cairo with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. the administration is weighing it's options trying to figure out what happened in syria and who was responsible before taking any action, let alone military action. the un secretary general says if it's proved that chemical weapons were used by any party it would be a crime against humanity and should result in serious consequences. meanwhile, russia which is an ally of the syrian regime has joined other nations in calling u.n. inspectors who are in dam
NBC
Aug 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: meanwhile the obama administration is hinting that it may cancel a key summit between putin and obama here in early september before the g-20 meets. snowden's father continues to makes waves across continents. >> thank you very much. >>> wall street has its eye on this morning's all-important jobs report. natalie has more on that. >> that's right. encouraging signs for the u.s. economy this morning. the u.s. jobs report is out. it shows 162,000 jobs were added last month, and it's cautioned about drawing down the stimulus economic program. monday appears to be the deadline for new york yankees' alex rodriguez to accept a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs or face a ban. >> reporter: no word from major league baseball about alex rodriguez this as news reports surfaced that talks between both parties have broken down. nbc sports reported earlier a-rod was given two choices, one a long-term suspension, and failing that the commission is said to be mulling a possible lifetime ban, and he would not be allowed to play, but he would be allowed to appeal the ban if that occu
NBC
Aug 9, 2013 7:00am PDT
to the recent closures in the middle east. president obama will hold a news conference today where he is expected to address the growing tension with russia. chuck todd is at the white house with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. as you know it will be the first time we will hear from the president since the decision by the white house to snub vladimir putin in russia and not attend a summit there in moscow, and we will hear the president's explanation on that, and this is a press conference that should be all over the map, the end of the summer type of conference, if you will, and the president headed for vacation tomorrow for ten days in martha's vineyard, and you should expect questions all over the map, from health care to immigration, and it's a disappointing end of the summer for the president. three months ago he thought it would be a press conference where it would be a big success, signing an immigration reform bill, and that is not anywhere in sight, and he has the implementation of the health care, and it's a precarious position he is in as he hea
NBC
Aug 14, 2013 7:00am PDT
be alive inside an air pocket. >>> the rodeo clown who wore a president obama mask during a performance at the missouri state fair has been banned for life. fair officials say they're also reviewing their contract with the company that ran the event. the incident sparked outrage nationwide after video of the event went viral. spectators were asked if they wanted to see obama run down by a bull. fair officials did not release the identity of the clown. >>> sentencing is underway right now for former congressman jesse jackson jr. jackson pleaded guilty to stealing some $750,000 from his campaign fund. his wife sandra will also be sentenced this morning in washington, d.c. jackson is hoping the judge will consider giving him probation. >>> rising political story cory booker is one step closer to a u.s. senate seat this morning after winning the democratic primary tuesday night. the newark, new jersey, mayor will face off with republican steve lone began in an october special election. lone began is the former mayor of bogota, new jersey. >>> now to wall street and what is moving the market
NBC
Aug 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
by police and the bodies seized. president obama had harsh words for the military-backed government and cancelled a joint military exercise. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. >> reporter: washington gives egypt's armed forces more than 1 billion dollars in aid a year. they have long been a reliable u.s. ally. it still has. egypt's government said the president's comments encouraged the opposition to protest more, leading to more violence. right now i am watching some of the wounded being taken out on the backs of motorcycles. they have been authorized to use live fire and they are doing that. >> david, let's join you. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> the real point of leverage is the $1.3 billion in u.s. aid to egypt. any chance the u.s. with draws that aid? if it did would it lose the influence it still has left? >> that's the real question. within the white house, they call that a knee-jerk move at this point. they are trying to calibrate up the presiden
NBC
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
president was scheduled to meet up with president obama later this week >> janet in houston for us, thank you. now to a dramatic scene that played out just across the scene from us at 30 rock. a cab crashed into a crowded sidewalk and severely injured a tourist. a woman that owes her life to a group of good samaritans including one you'll recognize dr. oz. kristen is at the scene of the accident and has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. i'm around the corner from where you are. a street we all walk on every day. busy at any time of the day. the cab came up here barrelling on to the sidewalk and hit a cyclist and british tourist. she was here. her body ended up here and the cab ended up all the way here and it was her very first day here in new york. >> reporter: it took only an instant to turn the crowded summer street corner into a gruesome scene. >> he either gunned it or meant to hit the brake and hit the accelerator, but that cab took off. there was at least one woman standing on the sidewalk that got smashed. >>> diane green, a young british woman was thrown
NBC
Aug 6, 2013 7:00am PDT
is taking over late night. barrack obama will be jay leno's guest tonight on "the tonight show. " do you know how many times he has been on the show. >> his fifth time. >> this will be his sixth visit overall. >> he likes it. you can catch at this 11:35, 10:35 central here on nbc. >> let's get a check of the headlines. >> good morning everyone. the emergency evacuation of americans from yemen is underway this morning. the air force is transporting nonessential u.s. diplomatic personnel out of yemen because of an al qaeda terrorist threat. this follows the closing of a dozen diplomatic missions in the middle east and north africa. a gunman opened fire in a town hall building in pennsylvania. it happened in a meeting in ross township, pennsylvania. they say newell used a semiautomatic pistol to shoot through the wall of the building and into the meeting. five people were injured including the shooter. he was taken into custody. >>> autopsies are being done today on two young boys killed apparently by an escaped python. police in new brunswick, canada, say the victims, a 5 and a 7-year-old,
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